We previously posted a blog entry talking about the various recipes found in the Kelly Kookbook. A random recipe was selected for this entry that was submitted by (then) Lt. Commander Ruth Burns (which also includes some artwork from Ruth). We present for you; Chicken-A-La-Sisco.
One of the goals of the Seventh Fleet is to celebrate the creativity of our members. In the late 90’s (then) Lt. Commander Ruth Burns assembled recipes from different sources to put together the Kelly Kookbook. Not only did members of the USS Kelly and the Seventh Fleet help out, but several actors and production personnel from Star Trek also sent in submissions. While our dear friend Ruth is gone, her book of Star Trek recipes is still with us for us to explore. We will post a submission from the book on a semi-regular basis. With February 8th being the birthday of Ethan Phillips, the actor who portrayed Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager, we thought we would post one of his submissions to the book. Enjoy.
Here are a some of the program guides or covers from past Star Trek conventions that members of the Seventh Fleet have attended. We are looking forward to seeing our friends at conventions very soon.
Here is another flashback article from a previous event. The Hansen Planetarium was the primary planetarium in Utah during the 1990’s. They held a cosplay event for a Summer Solstice one year that gave several USS Kelly members a chance to show off their Star Trek cosplay.
We are not certain what year this article was published or which newspaper it was. It could have been somewhere between 1993-1995. The photo itself shows at least three Kelly members. The Klingon officer is wearing a Kelly combadge with the ranks represented on the badge itself. This article was either in the Salt Lake Tribune or the Deseret News.
At the official StarTrek.com website there is a very good article by Cindy Massre titled “Before Home Video, Science-Fiction Fans Worked Harder to Keep Fandom Alive” Before you read this blog post any further, take a moment to read that article. We will wait for you.
Back? Great. Admiral Stark was very impressed with this article as it aligns with some of the goals he has been promoting within the Seventh Fleet. Part of the reason we have our fan club is to keep the Star Trek dream alive. That through infinite diversity through infinite combinations life is worth while. This is why we are a “big-tent” organization instead of focusing on just one thing. You having fun with your corner of Star Trek fandom is something we want to help out with.
Do you like to create Cosplay? We want to see your costumes. The article talked about fanzines and books created by fans. As you can see from the photo above, we have many members interested in putting together art and publications. Putting together a Star Trek fan film? We’ve had experience doing that. Has Star Trek inspired an interest in science? It has with us as well. Prop building? From the hand held to the very large, we have had some experience putting these together. We have members who express their creativity through Star Trek filk songs just like the ones mentioned in the article. We love attending conventions and running booths that allow us to perform community service which requires a lot of creativity and planning. There are a lot of things we can create as fans to keep the Star Trek dream alive. Influences from the fandom of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s made their way into official publications and episodes (including episodes of Star Trek: Discovery).
There is also an added benefit from expressing our creativity for others to see. These become archives for the next generation of fandom who get a glance of what life was like for Star Trek fans at the date of publication. If you get a chance to look at your chapter’s past newsletters, you can see back into time. Admiral Stark has been trying to preserve older club newsletters and publications in PDF format so that they are easily available for all to see.
To give our members the opportunity for creativity, chapters can publish a newsletter or post articles on the ship’s blog. If your chapter doesn’t have a newsletter or a website yet, talk with your commanding officer. They are always looking for volunteers and there are those in the fleet that are willing to give advice on sites and publications. The Seventh Fleet will also be collecting the best articles of the year and publishing them in a Seventh Fleet Annual fanzine. This gives you the opportunity to display your creativity for future fandom. Currently an Issue Zero (concept publication) is currently being created and will be released soon.
What would you like to make today? Who would you like to inspire tomorrow? Let’s create.
In 1988, Grace Lee Whitney made an appearance at a Star Trek convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. A young Commander Richard Henline appeared in a newspaper article photo with the guest of honor.
Star Trek premiered on this date in 1966 and the world was never the same. The Animated series also premiered on this date in 1973. Happy Star Trek Day!!!